In The Field: A River Runs Over It

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time.”
– Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It

Our Timex customer service team received an email from a man in Tennessee, and his message contained exactly the kind of story we love to hear about.


“My friend and I were trout fishing the Caney Fork River in Tennessee today. I looked down, and in about 2 feet of water laid this watch. I picked it up and couldn’t believe it was still ticking — and right on time!

I was impressed, and just wanted you all to know that your watches do ‘take a licking and keep on ticking!’ I was going to clean it up, but decided I like the story too much yet.”

The watch in question was a Timex Expedition Scout field watch, equipped with 50 meters of water resistance and our iconic INDIGLO® backlight. To get your own rugged adventure-worthy field watch, shop our entire Expedition collection here

Watch out here on the Timex Blog as we compile more In the Field stories and interviews.